Bosch Packaging Technology has expanded its Pack series of horizontal flow wrappers with the introduction of new Pack 301 LS (Length Slug) system.
The new Pack 301 LS system was designed for the efficient and flexible packaging of biscuits and crackers. It can pack rectangular, square and round products, as well as sandwich biscuits.
The Smart Measuring Loader will allow the machine to gently handle delicate and brittle biscuit-type products even at higher speeds, while minimising downtime.
Manufacturers will benefit from Smart Measuring Loader's full-servo execution as it allows smooth placement of the portioned biscuits into the cross chain from the loader.
Bosch claims the machine's Smart Transfer Unit features pre-acceleration for optimal synchronisation with the infeed chain, resulting in better handling of the product when bringing it from the cross chain into the machine infeed.
By using an adjustable knob, the counter holder can be positioned accordingly to transport the biscuit portion into the film tube in an upright position.
Additionally, the narrow design of the cutting head improves sealing performance and creates tight seals.
Bosch Packaging Technology Horizontal Packaging global product manager Andreas Schildknecht said: "With the continued growth and product diversification in the global biscuit market, as well as the increasing demand for smaller portion packs and large family packs of flow wrapped biscuits on edge, high flexibility in terms of product count per pack is becoming essential.
"We have developed the Pack 301 LS to further enhance Bosch's biscuit packaging portfolio and to give manufacturers a competitive edge in the marketplace. Bosch provides unlimited possibilities of linking its proven standard modules to create adaptable and scalable end-to-end solutions."
The complete biscuit feeding and packaging solution can be operated by a single human machine interface, which improves fast changeovers for different formats and sizes.
Image: To keep the biscuits in an upright position while being transported into the film tube, the biscuit portion is supported by a counter holding pin. Photo: courtesy of Robert Bosch GmbH.